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|2014 Florida Legislative Wrap Up (May 15, 2014) 1000 Friends President Charles Pattison, Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger, and The Nature Conservancy’s Janet Bowman provide an overview of the key growth management, conservation, housing and budget provisions that passed and failed during the 2014 Florida Legislature and impacts on communities across Florida.|
|Dr. John M. DeGrove: Shaping a Better Future for Florida (April 9, 2014) Recognized as the “father of growth management,” Dr. DeGrove was an influential force in shaping the planning process in our state and many other states across nation. This webinar focused on his lasting accomplishments and how his principles can continue to be followed as Florida once again faces increasing growth pressures and mounting environmental crises. Speakers included Frank Schnidman and Susan Coughanour on Dr. DeGrove’s legacy and the evolution of growth management in Florida, Nancy Stroud on moving state planning forward in the 21st century, and Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith on the American Assembly Process and other strategies to build consensus to shape a sustainable future for our state. Check out the PowerPoint.|
|2014 Florida Legislative Update (March 12, 2014) 1000 Friends President Charles Pattison, Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger, Affordable Housing Director Jaimie Ross, and the Florida Conservation Coalition’s Ryan Smart key growth management, conservation, affordable housing and budget provisions being considered by the 2014 Florida Legislature. Click here to view the PowerPoint from this event.|
|The Coastal Insurance Dilemma in Florida: Who Should Pay? (February 12, 2014) This webinar explored existing and proposed coastal legislation and issues as related to the National Flood Insurance Program and Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Speakers included Stronger Safer Florida Coalition members National Wildlife Federation National Advocacy Center Legislative Director Josh Saks, Florida Property Insurance Expert and former Florida Legislator Don Brown, National R Street representative Andrew Moylan, 1000 Friends of Florida President Charles Pattison, FAICP, and Florida Wildlife Federation Community Planner Sarah Owen Gledhill, AICP. The PowerPoint also is available.|
|Florida Greenways and Trails System Planning(December 11, 2013) In the second webinar of the year on Florida’s growing system of greenways, Assistant Bureau Chief for the Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) Doug Alderson, and Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation President Dale Allen discuss Creating a World-Class Trail and Greenway System for Florida, highlighting ongoing planning to close the remaining gaps in Florida’s greenways system. The PowerPoint also is available.|
|Transportation Mobility Systems An Alternative to Concurrency in Florida (November 13, 2013) Alachua County Transportation Planner Jeff Hayes, Pasco County Planning and Development Administrator Richard Gehring and Chief Assistant County Attorney David Goldstein, and DEO’s Bill Killingsworth discuss the legal foundation and planning principles for mobility planning and fees to promote more sustainable patterns of development and finance multi-modal transportation systems in Florida. The PowerPoint also is available.|
|Landscaping and Biodiversity: Conserving Biodiversity in Urban Planning and Development (October 9, 2013)Part I and Part 2 (due to technical difficulties the webinar was recorded in two segments). The University of Florida’s Dr. Mark Hostetler shared strategies to engage policy makers, planners, built environment professionals and citizens in order to create functioning green communities, including the importance of addressing decisions made during the design, construction and post-construction phases of new subdivision development. Click here to view the PowerPoint.|
|Watershed Planning: Lessons Learned from Florida’s Springs (September 18, 2013).1000 Friends of Florida’s September 18, 2013 webinar features former director of the Florida Springs Task Force Jim Stevenson and Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute director Bob Knight. They cover challenges facing Florida’s springs, workable planning strategies to address those challenges, and how springshed planning approaches can applied to other watersheds throughout Florida. The presentation includes case studies on Wakulla and Rainbow Springs. Click here to view the PowerPoint.|
|Everglades Planning: An Ongoing Crisis, an Emerging Solution (August 28, 2013).Tens of billions of gallons of dangerously polluted water is rushing into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, damaging the environment and threatening human health. Part of the solution is the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). During this webinar Everglades Foundation staff discusses the current crisis and its impact throughout the ecosystem, the importance of CEPP, what other projects need to be completed, and the next steps we need to take to protect America’s Everglades. (Presentation begins at 1:15) Click here to view the PowerPoint for the webinar.|
|Florida Greenways and Trails “Close the Gap Campaign” (June 19, 2013)Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation President Dale Allen and Office of Greenways and Trails Assistant Director Doug Alderson discussed the new “Close the Gap” Campaign to create a coast-to-coast trail system from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canaveral National Seashore. Click here for the PowerPoint.|
|2013 Legislative Wrap Up (May 8, 2013)1000 Friends President Charles Pattison, FAICP, Board Member Emeritus Lester Abberger, Affordable Housing Director Jaimie Ross, and The Nature Conservancy’s Janet Bowman discussed key growth management, environmental and affordable housing bills that passed and failed during the 2013 Florida legislative session. Click here for the PowerPoint.|
|PART I: The Missing Metric: Strategies for the New Normal (April 10, 2013)Peter Katz, founding director of the Congress for the New Urbanism, provided Florida-specific examples of how to assess the revenue generated from various land development patterns, and those that generally generate the most revenue for communities. Click here for the PowerPoint.|
|PART II: The Sustainable Communities Calculator (April 10, 2013) Harry Reed, AICP, Executive Director of the Capital Regional Transportation Planning Agency, and Bruce Landis, PE, AICP, Executive Vice President of Sprinkle Consulting, discussed the new Sustainable Communities Calculator being developed for the Capital Region Transportation Planning Organization to assist with determining the future costs of maintaining transportation infrastructure in Tallahassee-Leon County and adjoining Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla Counties. Click here for the PowerPoint.|
2013 Legislative Update (March 13, 2013)
Ecosystem Services and Land Conservation in the Red Hills Region of Florida (February 13, 2013)
2013 Florida Legislative Preview (January 9, 2013)
Smart planning for communities (August 11, 2011)
Clean energy technologies (August 18, 2011)
Sustainability communities (September 22, 2011)
Transportation alternatives (October 4, 2011)
Sustainable development (October 19, 2011)
Clean energy (November 16, 2011)
Campus-scale settings (December 15, 2011)
Sustainable economic development (January 31, 2012)
Clean energy symposium webcast (February 15-16, 2012).
Legal aspects of clean energy (March 13, 2012)
Models, strategies and options (April 18, 2012)
Virtual conference for a green future (April 5-6, 2012)